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For the longest time I've been on the search for a completely natural moisturizer for my face. I have used a moisturizer since I was really young and I'd have to say it's one of the most important parts of my skincare regime.
I have tried coconut oil, shea oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, safflower seed oil, vitamin e oil, and they all have a tendency to make my skin break out, so I avoid oils. Recently I realized that glycerin might be a good option: I figured it's the main ingredient in most lotions that have never caused me a problem, and it's water-soluble. And that's how this super simple, two-ingredient moisturizer spray was born. I love using it on my skin and it provides the same amount of moisture as any other lotion.
Vegetable glycerine is great for dry skin; it's a humectant meaning it helps to draw and retain moisture. It's water-soluble, which I love as it's not a heavy oil, and it leaves your skin super soft.
- 1/2 tbsp vegetable glycerine (I use Now's non-gmo glycerine)
- a little under 3oz water
- empty 3oz spray bottle (I got mine from the travel section in Target)
Simply add 1/2 tbsp of glycerin into the empty bottle, add water, twist on cap and shake the mixture together. If you're looking for extra moisture, you can use 1 full tbsp. I just find it takes a little longer for your skin to absorb it. For an additional touch, add a drop or two of your favourite essential oil to give it a refreshing or soothing scent. Lavender, grapefruit or tangerine would work well.
Spray onto hands or directly on face, and gently massage into skin.
And that's it -- let me know if you give it a try! Do you moisturize? What works best for your skin?